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Dorset Knob Throwing

Dorset Knobs contest cancelled again

Dorset Knobs have been popping up in the news since the announcement that the annual knob-throwing contest has been cancelled for the third year...
Photo by Glenn and Sarah Bowden: starlingsintheuk.co.uk

Meditations in nature: birds of a feather flock together

Each winter, I look forward to visiting the Somerset Levels to watch one of Britain’s largest starling murmurations and the season’s most spectacular wildlife...
Animal Encounters, at North Cadbury Primary

Animal magic at North Cadbury Primary

It’s not every day you get to meet an armadillo at school. Or a python, pygmy owl or giant stick insect. However, children at North...
Lorraine Gibson, warming comfort soup

Use your noodle and try some warming comfort soup

We all know that a good, hearty soup, bursting with veg and pulses makes a perfect winter warmer. Plus there’s the added bonus that...
Recycle for Dorset a great success

Recycle for Dorset a great success

New figures show that the covid pandemic has had one silver lining – recycling rates have shot up in Dorset saving ‘millions’ of pounds. Latest...
Blood Bikes Fundraiser

These Magnificent Men and Their Life-Saving Machines

Vintage car enthusiast, Paul Fahie,  took to the road in his favourite vintage 1926 Morris Cowley to thank Blood Bike group, the Yeovil FreeWheelers,...
Blackmore Vale History Quiz

Blackmore Vale History Quiz – Part 1

You might be a resident of Blackmore Vale but how well do you know its history? We’ve been digging into the archives to create...
AND ALL THAT JAZZ: Gryphon School’s production of Chicago

Amazing! School’s Chicago a smash

Students from The Gryphon School in Sherborne delivered fantastic performances of Chicago with audiences saying it was ‘absolutely amazing!’ and that they were ‘blown...
A delivery of toys from Wessex Internet

More than 2,000 helped with cost of living crisis by Blandford Food Bank

Appeals for help from the Blandford Food Bank have once against brought forth numerous donations from organisations and individuals eager to support the hundreds...
CHEERS ALL ROUND: The former Wyke Brewery of Matthews and Co, circa 1900. Photo courtesy of Gillingham Museum

Years of beers and tales of ales: The story of town’s old Wyke Brewery

One of the most imposing buildings in Gillingham is the old Wyke Brewery building, originally built in the early 1800s in Italianate style for...